Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1920 item #22605 (stock #155AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$225.00
Naively engraved with trailing bellflowers (squash blossoms?) and leaves on a ratcheted ground, this charming tumbler is simply marked “Taxco,” and “980,” indicating very high purity silver. Mexico, early Twentieth Century. The condition is fine, with a few little dings that do not detract from its appearance. Approximately 3-1/8 inches tall and 2-5/8 inches in diameter at the rim.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1920 item #1266713
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$3200.00
I love the three-dimensional effect of this pure-silver ice bucket, a tribute to the genius of Japanese metal smiths...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1920 item #661804
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$125.00
A finely crafted pair of table service tongs, this item brings elegance to the serving of fried chicken and other difficult-to-handle food items. The handles are of sterling silver and the business end is precision-crafted of surgical-quality chromed steel, stamped "Germany." Excellent condition, approximately seven inches in length.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1920 item #1153782
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$3600.00
Carved upright carved shaped like cricket bats and lashed onto crossed elements at either end serve as legs on this rack, which could be placed on the camel to load him up even more. Then, at safari's destination, the rig was placed in the tent, a top placed on top, to become a service table. Very practical! (For everyone but the poor camel...) Madagascar, circa 1900. Ex coll.: James Willis Tribal Art, San Francisco, CA. Top approximmately 37 inches by 67 inches, 35-1/2 high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #13605 (stock #23AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$350.00
Stately and subtle, this tall vase exemplifies the virtues that have made Oribe stoneware favored by Japanese tea ceremonial connoisseurs and others for centuries. The soaring form and intentionally coarse surface make a monolithic background for the underglaze iron-oxide designs of weathered pinetrees on one side and the cavelike scene of "hanging persimmons" suspended from a slanted double border of latticework on the other...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1920 item #1263228
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1250.00
A fine example of classic restraint, this solid silver biscuit box was fashioned in Amsterdam in 1881, the tray produced for it in 1919. (Yes, the biscuits are NutterButters, a secret passion...) Box is about 5-5/8 inches in diameter, three inches high; tray is seven inches in diameter, 3/4 inch high. Weight of the two pieces is about 20 ounces. Superb condition!
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1191513
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$650.00
A golden phoenix has flown into a flowering tree and looks into a garden below where a chrysanthemum bush blossoms forth from a mystical rock. The poetry of this scene discloses a hidden reference to the ancient imperial lineage: the fortuitous phoenix, prime creature of the air hovers protectively over the sixteen-petaled chrysanthemum, the kiku, symbol of the Imperial house...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1246272
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1300.00
Retaining its original finish and mirror, this home-spun redwood charmer is now my special chest for small-batch spices. (Since it no longer hangs on a wall and is suspended in front of storage shelves, occasionally small bottles disappear out the back,only to be found after I need them...) The highly imaginative caduceus above and other classical motifs lend charm to the piece, and the towel bar below -- now housing a paper roll -- is very handy...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #13557 (stock #16AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$475.00
Picasso made wonderful toys for his children out of found objects; this one by a Native American probably would have delighted him. Fashioned from the jawbone of a caribou and baleen (whalebone}, it is delightfully sculptural. Some wear to the lower points, naturally, but no cracks or breaks. Probably around 1900-1920. Approximately 14-1/2 inches long by 4-1/2 inches wide in largest point.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #360705
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1100.00
An elaborate design of a fan, a banner, a saki keg, etc., floating in swirling seaweed and Buddhist symbols covers the sides of this dramatic hibachi, or Japanese brazier. The top bears an equally elaborate design of ho-o birds and flowering kiri (paulonia) branches, symbols of the female principle and the Empress...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Gold : Pre 1910 item #109298 (stock #254AAA)
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$1475.00
A grand souvenir of Alaska’s Yukon gold rush is this whip or umbrella handle fashioned of handsomely figured fossil ivory and gold. Now fitted with a modern magnifying glass, it retains its high-purity gold ferule bordered with tiny gold nuggets and its 18-karat gold, square-end cap, engraved “EEP” in interlocked script. In excellent condition, the original part of this treasure measures about 11-3/4 inches long, 17-1/2 inches overall.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1910 item #531243
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$450.00
One of the most sought-after promotional items is the Huntley & Palmer lithographed tin biscuit box that masquerades as a collection of the Waverley novels of Sir Walter Scott, “Rob Roy,” “Ivanhoe,” “Guy Mannering,” etc. Here is a remarkably well-preserved example, the colors brilliant and the “leather belt” and gilt edges in pristine condition. With the height and width of approximately 6-1/2 inches and the depth 4-3/4 inches, it is English and dates from about 1900.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #969139
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$85.00
This handsome label in the form of a quarter-board, its details created by engraving, was created the Massachusetts yacht "Athena" early in the last century. American, ca. 1910, approximately 2-3/4 by 7/8 inches.
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$150.00
Beautiful and practical, this small gem is designed to protect a small pocket watch and to display it on a table or mantle when it is not being carried. The finely carved face, with its delicate design of a branch of edelweiss, opens to reveal the velvet-lined compartment and then folds under to form the footed easel stand. German or Swiss, late Nineteenth Century. Closed approximately 3-3/8 inches long by 1-5/8 inches by one inch high, the height when open is about 3-1/8 inches...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Minerals : Hardstone : Pre 1910 item #1158556
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$165.00
These two old specimens of the dramatic volcanic conglomerate, septarian nodule, have long been used for display of antique bronzes. Each is approximately 3-1/3 inches in diameter,one about 1-1/4 inches high, the other about 1-5/8 inches high.Both are polished to a soft luster.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1129144
AVERY ART & ANTIQUES
$425.00
The Little Corporal's boots, reinterpreted as table-match holders, stand by his boot-jack, which serves as striker. This finely crafted porcelain fantasy, probably French, is approximately 4/12 inches tall on a plinth about 4 inches by three inches. Condition is excellent, with only minor wear to the gilding at the top of the plinth, and a small under-glaze chip at the base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #908944
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$120.00
A very charming Japanese "gobaku" (incense box) of fine, subtle quality. The design is two overlapping fans depicting the moon over waves and a pair of cranes in flight. Circa 1900, 3-7/9 inches by 5 inches by 2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #809080
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$1350.00
Deceptively heavy at 23 Troy ounces, this superb object is finely designed and detailed. Manufactured by Towle Silversmiths around 1910, and marketed by Theodore B Starr of New York City, it is approximately 9-1/4 inches in diameter and 6-1/2 inches tall to the top of its handsome, cast swing handle. Excellent condition, with no damage or repairs. Please see related grape shears 809350.